Pottermore Publishing is launching a new series of non-fiction Harry Potter e-books on June 27. The collection will explore "traditional folklore and magic at the heart of the Harry Potter series". Each title will revolve around a specific magic class that Harry, Hermione and Ron took while at Hogwarts -- such as Charms, Defense Against the Dark Arts and Care of Magical Creatures. The e-books have been adapted from companion books that accompanied the exhibition "Harry Potter: A History of Magic," on show from October 2017-February 2018 at the British Library. Read also: 'Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald': An entry whose future is more promising The new book collection will also feature J.K. Rowling's manuscript pages, notes and sketches. It has been illustrated by London-based artist Rohan Daniel Eason. The first two books, entitled A Journey Through Charms and Defense Against the Dark Arts and A Journey Through Potions and Herbology, will be released on June … [Read more...] about JK Rowling will release four Harry Potter e-books this summer
Disney CEO Bob Iger expects to unveil a new batch of Marvel Cinematic Universe projects before long, as Phase Three closer “Spider-Man: Far From Home” heads to theaters in July. Want to know which Marvel movies are coming next? Disney CEO Bob Iger is not ready to talk about it just yet, but says that more information is coming northern Summer 2019, according to Variety. That timeline places a more detailed Marvel Cinematic Universe announcement or series of announcements near or shortly after the release of July’s “Spider-Man: Far From Home” and before the debut of streaming service Disney+ in December. Speaking to investors during a regular quarterly earnings call, Iger teased “huge opportunities” and “many many different directions that we can go,” something that might relate to the “Spider-Man: Far From Home” trailer. Until then, there is already a fair amount of information about seven MCU projects in various states … [Read more...] about Marvel to unfurl next phase of movies this summer
By Kevin Maimann Star Edmonton Sat., May 11, 2019 EDMONTON—You’ll be allowed to spark a joint at folk fest this summer, but you’ll have to go off-site to toke with your food at A Taste of Edmonton or heritage fest. The Edmonton Folk Music Festival is one of the few major local events planning to have a designated cannabis smoking area for the first summer since legalization in Canada. “Can people bring pot down to the folk festival and have a place to smoke it? Yes, that will happen,” festival producer Terry Wickham said. “If we said to people, you can’t smoke in here, everybody would go outside and be smoking in Cloverdale and they wouldn’t like that.” Wickham said he has to talk to city officials to work out exactly what the space, or spaces, will look like when folk fest returns Aug. 8 to Aug. 11 at Gallagher Park. Article Continued Below He acknowledged people already smoked pot on the hill before … [Read more...] about Which Edmonton festivals will welcome weed smokers this summer?
The band's ninth studio album is described by drummer Patrick Carney as an "homage to electric guitar." According to Rolling Stone, the inspiration for Let's Rock comes from a collaboration between Dan Auerbach and late guitarist Glenn Schwartz. "We took a simple approach and trimmed all the fat like we used to," said Carney in a statement. "When we're together we are The Black Keys, that's where that real magic is, and always has been since we were 16," added Auerbach. Read also: As time catches up with rock's greats, can the genre survive? Let's Rock marks The Black Keys' first album in five years, following 2014's Turn Blue. It was entirely written, produced and recorded live by the pair at Easy Eye Sound studio in Nashville, Tennessee. The LP features back-up vocals from Leisa Hans and Ashley Wilcoxson, while Auerbach played most of the guitar solo. The Black Keys also released their latest single "Eagle Birds", which follows the previously shared "Lo/Hi", … [Read more...] about The Black Keys’ new album ‘Let’s Rock’ out this summer
By Debra Yeo Toronto Star Sun., April 28, 2019 The Festival Players of Prince Edward County are joining forces with a concert series spearheaded by Canadian Opera Company music director Johannes Debus. Wellington Water Week debuted in 2018 and, this summer, is being presented in collaboration with the Festival Players. Debus said in a news release it’s a chance for the two organizations to “explore creative synergies.” Water Week will take place Aug. 17 to 25 in the village of Wellington. Highlights include the Toronto ensemble Opus 8; Sarah Slean leading the Sing! mass community choir on the shore of Lake Ontario; the Dinner and Concert Series; and a Musical + Edible Promenade Through Wellington with food and music. The theatre season kicks off July 9 with Outside Mullingar by Tony, Oscar and Pulitzer winner John Patrick Shanley (Doubt, Moonstruck). The play is described as “a lyrical misfit romance” set in farm country in the … [Read more...] about Festival Players of Prince Edward County and Wellington Water Week team for summer season